“Will Blog For Food”

Since: Jun 08

Cleveland

#88 Aug 5, 2013

“Will Blog For Food”

Since: Jun 08

Cleveland

#89 Aug 19, 2013
Wikipedia is way behind the times on the subject.

http://contrapauli.blogspot.com/2013/08/helpi...

“Fresh Air”

Since: Jan 11

Saint Francisville

#90 Aug 19, 2013
Hey Pauli. Guess what? We get it. Do you come on here to express your opinion of Rod Dreher or to promote your own blog?
citylass

Newark, OH

#91 Aug 19, 2013
I'd wager Pauli is here to do both. Why would have to choose one or the other? Both are viable options!

“Will Blog For Food”

Since: Jun 08

Cleveland

#92 Aug 19, 2013
Citylass answered well for me. Nobody is being forced to follow my links so if they do, then good. If they think I'm old news, oh, well, they can unsubscribe.

Countrylad, if you "get it" like you say you do, then don't follow the links, don't read my stuff if you dislike it. Easy enough.

Better yet, why don't you state what you think about my writing? Blast me, ridicule me, lambaste me, lampoon me... even defame and libel me. I don't care. It will all add up to an entertaining discussion, IMHO.

“Fresh Air”

Since: Jan 11

Saint Francisville

#93 Aug 19, 2013
I have no problem with your writing. It is clever and literate.

At the risk of re-stating the obvious, what I "get" is that you do not like Rod Dreher. What I find objectionable is your, IMHO, ad hominem attacks on him, ad nauseum.

It is your right to continue to write whatever you want wherever you want. It is my right to disagree with you.

“Will Blog For Food”

Since: Jun 08

Cleveland

#94 Aug 19, 2013
Now we're getting somewhere. First countrylad states that has no problem with my writing. Then he states that my ad hominem attacks against Rod Dreher are objectionable. For now, we'll ignore this apparent contradiction.

I don't believe that I have ever made an ad hominem attack on Rod Dreher. The attacks I make are based on the material he writes. That's not ad hominem by definition.

Countrylad may possess a "humble opinion" that my attacks are ad hominem attacks, but seeing that I always attack the substance of the arguments made by Rod Dreher, I do not see how someone can claim they are ad hominem attacks.

I have been a consistent critic of Rod Dreher for years. I'll admit that. This is mainly because he is a consistent critic of my church and positions I hold. These criticisms of mine should be weighed on their merits, and each person reading them here or anywhere on the web has the wherewithal to do so.

“Fresh Air”

Since: Jan 11

Saint Francisville

#95 Aug 19, 2013
Pauli wrote:
Now we're getting somewhere. First countrylad states that has no problem with my writing. Then he states that my ad hominem attacks against Rod Dreher are objectionable. For now, we'll ignore this apparent contradiction.
I don't believe that I have ever made an ad hominem attack on Rod Dreher. The attacks I make are based on the material he writes. That's not ad hominem by definition.
Countrylad may possess a "humble opinion" that my attacks are ad hominem attacks, but seeing that I always attack the substance of the arguments made by Rod Dreher, I do not see how someone can claim they are ad hominem attacks.
I have been a consistent critic of Rod Dreher for years. I'll admit that. This is mainly because he is a consistent critic of my church and positions I hold. These criticisms of mine should be weighed on their merits, and each person reading them here or anywhere on the web has the wherewithal to do so.
As Strother Martin's character famously said in "Cool Hand Luke", "
[well you already know...]. I'll not try further.

“Will Blog For Food”

Since: Jun 08

Cleveland

#96 Aug 19, 2013
It is interesting to me that countrylad's image is also the background image for Kevin Couhig's website:

http://www.kevincouhig.org/home.html
No Cigar

Saint Francisville, LA

#97 Aug 19, 2013
Those are not the same images, they are similar though. If you look the barn doors are closed in one and open in another. I also don't think they are the same barn, one seems to have a higher pith in the roof than the other and the tree line is different.

All barns in a open field look a like though.

What I am wondering though, is why does someone in Cleveland care about our little nook so much?
No Cigar

Saint Francisville, LA

#98 Aug 19, 2013
ouch, bad typos there, let me try again...

Those are not the same images, they are similar though. If you look the barn doors are closed in one and open in the other. I also don't think they are the same barn, one seems to have a higher pitch in the roof and the tree line is different.

All barns in a open field look a like though.

What I am wondering though, is why does someone in Cleveland cares about our little nook so much?
citylass

Heath, OH

#99 Aug 20, 2013
Hey, if it were up to Rod Dreher,*everyone* would care about your "little nook". He was asking The View to let him on the show and talk about it! He marketed his book about it far and wide! He was offering maps of his hometown for sale on the internet...shouldn't you be thrilled that someone from Cleveland noticed?
No Surprise

United States

#100 Aug 20, 2013
citylass wrote:
Hey, if it were up to Rod Dreher,*everyone* would care about your "little nook". He was asking The View to let him on the show and talk about it! He marketed his book about it far and wide! He was offering maps of his hometown for sale on the internet...shouldn't you be thrilled that someone from Cleveland noticed?
If what you say is true, then Rod Dreher goes down another notch on the "honorable scale". Just think how much money he could have made were he to have 2 or even 3 sisters. His actions are way past "sad". But his intent is so obvious.

Since: Apr 13

Dallas, TX

#101 Aug 20, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
<quoted text> If what you say is true, then Rod Dreher goes down another notch on the "honorable scale". Just think how much money he could have made were he to have 2 or even 3 sisters. His actions are way past "sad". But his intent is so obvious.
If someone kept babbling on and on about my late wife like this

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher...

"The reason I spoke favorably of Ruthieís kind of piety ó which, letís face it, was pretty much Moralistic Therapeutic Deism ó is because itís exactly the kind of piety I, a more intellectual type of Christian, find so exasperating. Yet it humbled me. I saw that my sister, despite her indifference to anything in Christianity beyond its basic moral and spiritual structure, lived in many ways a life of far greater practical faith and devotion and spiritual courage than I realized, or, frankly, could have done myself. She knew far, far less about Jesus than I do, but boy, did she know Jesus.

I do not recommend Ruthieís approach to theology, to Scripture, and to church life; in fact, if Ruthie had been more engaged with her church and her faith, she might have profited greatly by learning more about forgiveness, and the need to examine oneís own conscience for the presence of sin. I donít believe Ruthie ever once imagined that she had wronged me in any way, though she had, and did so in ways that still hurt, and probably will for the rest of my life."

trying in vain to jizz up sales of his failing book, they'd find him vacationing in barrels outside an unnamed village in Michoacan.

Props to Mike Leming for not doing the same to his endlessly whining, money-grubbing fruitcake brother-in-law for his passive-aggressive post-mortem character assassination.

Ya'll are blessed with the worst of people and the best of people there in your little nook. Be grateful there's only one there who keeps "humbling" himself by repeatedly listing someone else's faults after they can no longer fight back.
WOW

Asheboro, NC

#102 Aug 20, 2013
Best. Comment. Ever.

you really need to join us at Pauli's Blog. Not because you've seen through Dreher (although I really appreciate this). But more because you're so smart, insightful, and witty. And we really like you!!
billfr wrote:
<quoted text>
If someone kept babbling on and on about my late wife like this
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher...
"The reason I spoke favorably of Ruthieís kind of piety ó which, letís face it, was pretty much Moralistic Therapeutic Deism ó is because itís exactly the kind of piety I, a more intellectual type of Christian, find so exasperating. Yet it humbled me. I saw that my sister, despite her indifference to anything in Christianity beyond its basic moral and spiritual structure, lived in many ways a life of far greater practical faith and devotion and spiritual courage than I realized, or, frankly, could have done myself. She knew far, far less about Jesus than I do, but boy, did she know Jesus.
I do not recommend Ruthieís approach to theology, to Scripture, and to church life; in fact, if Ruthie had been more engaged with her church and her faith, she might have profited greatly by learning more about forgiveness, and the need to examine oneís own conscience for the presence of sin. I donít believe Ruthie ever once imagined that she had wronged me in any way, though she had, and did so in ways that still hurt, and probably will for the rest of my life."
trying in vain to jizz up sales of his failing book, they'd find him vacationing in barrels outside an unnamed village in Michoacan.
Props to Mike Leming for not doing the same to his endlessly whining, money-grubbing fruitcake brother-in-law for his passive-aggressive post-mortem character assassination.
Ya'll are blessed with the worst of people and the best of people there in your little nook. Be grateful there's only one there who keeps "humbling" himself by repeatedly listing someone else's faults after they can no longer fight back.
Laura

United States

#103 Sep 2, 2013
What happened to Rod Dreher's Bonnie Blue Review? Is he not blogging on this site anymore?
Where O Where

Oklahoma City, OK

#104 Sep 2, 2013
Where did you read this? Is this in his book?
This guy is amazing. "I don't believe Ruthie ever once imagined that she had wronged me". She hurt him and can not forgive her even with her death?

This is the man who wants to tell us about our politics? Isnf he the one who led the charge to stop the Parish from being to see the new districts of the Charter? Because of his push, we do not have a working Charter/government. He was flying high for a short time but I believe even the critics realize the Charter has serious, serious problems,

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher ...
"The reason I spoke favorably of Ruthieís kind of piety ó which, letís face it, was pretty much Moralistic Therapeutic Deism ó is because itís exactly the kind of piety I, a more intellectual type of Christian, find so exasperating. Yet it humbled me. I saw that my sister, despite her indifference to anything in Christianity beyond its basic moral and spiritual structure, lived in many ways a life of far greater practical faith and devotion and spiritual courage than I realized, or, frankly, could have done myself. She knew far, far less about Jesus than I do, but boy, did she know Jesus.
I do not recommend Ruthieís approach to theology, to Scripture, and to church life; in fact, if Ruthie had been more engaged with her church and her faith, she might have profited greatly by learning more about forgiveness, and the need to examine oneís own conscience for the presence of sin. I donít believe Ruthie ever once imagined that she had wronged me in any way, though she had, and did so in ways that still hurt, and probably will for the rest of my life."
Hold up here

United States

#105 Sep 2, 2013
Where O Where wrote:
Where did you read this? Is this in his book?
This guy is amazing. "I don't believe Ruthie ever once imagined that she had wronged me". She hurt him and can not forgive her even with her death?
This is the man who wants to tell us about our politics? Isnf he the one who led the charge to stop the Parish from being to see the new districts of the Charter? Because of his push, we do not have a working Charter/government. He was flying high for a short time but I believe even the critics realize the Charter has serious, serious problems,
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher ...
"The reason I spoke favorably of Ruthieís kind of piety ó which, letís face it, was pretty much Moralistic Therapeutic Deism ó is because itís exactly the kind of piety I, a more intellectual type of Christian, find so exasperating. Yet it humbled me. I saw that my sister, despite her indifference to anything in Christianity beyond its basic moral and spiritual structure, lived in many ways a life of far greater practical faith and devotion and spiritual courage than I realized, or, frankly, could have done myself. She knew far, far less about Jesus than I do, but boy, did she know Jesus.
I do not recommend Ruthieís approach to theology, to Scripture, and to church life; in fact, if Ruthie had been more engaged with her church and her faith, she might have profited greatly by learning more about forgiveness, and the need to examine oneís own conscience for the presence of sin. I donít believe Ruthie ever once imagined that she had wronged me in any way, though she had, and did so in ways that still hurt, and probably will for the rest of my life."
What does all of this have to do with his Bonnie Blue Review blog? My question was simply has he quit blogging on his St. Francisville site?

“Will Blog For Food”

Since: Jun 08

Cleveland

#106 Sep 3, 2013
billfr wrote:
<quoted text>
Ya'll are blessed with the worst of people and the best of people there in your little nook. Be grateful there's only one there who keeps "humbling" himself by repeatedly listing someone else's faults after they can no longer fight back.
Yes; the evidence is that pretty much everything he has written about Ruthie is to bolster his own ego and his convoluted crypto-fascist politics. If I did what he is doing there would be restraining orders against me. If I suggested taking one of my nieces to Europe -- just the two of us like Rod and his niece -- my brother-in-law would put me in the hospital; that is unless my wife got to me first. But maybe he keeps everyone at bay by letting them dip into the gravy train.
concerned

Greenwell Springs, LA

#107 Sep 3, 2013
Pauli wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes; the evidence is that pretty much everything he has written about Ruthie is to bolster his own ego and his convoluted crypto-fascist politics. If I did what he is doing there would be restraining orders against me. If I suggested taking one of my nieces to Europe -- just the two of us like Rod and his niece -- my brother-in-law would put me in the hospital; that is unless my wife got to me first. But maybe he keeps everyone at bay by letting them dip into the gravy train.
Love me some pauli and billfr. Usually. When they are amusing. But this last post crosses a line. Not funny to involve Ruthie's children.

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